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Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Russians Are Coming

There can't be a single non-partisan observer that couldn't see this coming. The Democrats laid the plan for the Putin Card (You remember, The Democrat's Dirty Trick deck (see below)) last Spring. All through the Primary campaign and the summer Hillary Clinton, her campaign staff and her lapdog press corps continually connected Donald Trump to Putin. She went as far as to call Trump a Putin puppet in a Presidential Debate. In August the Obama Administration announced the report signed off on by our 17 intelligence agencies that indicated the possibility of Russia trying to effect America's election process. On August 28th I tweeted "The Obama Administration is already preparing for a Trump victory by saying Russians have hacked into some state election systems." On September 15th,  I said "I predicted the Russian/DNC hack connection to Trump by Hilary two weeks ago. Even before the election the Democrats were playing the Putin Card."  On Oct 11th,  I tweeted  "Democrats now consistently playing the Trump-Putin conspiracy gambit because they can't beat @real Donald Trump on the issues."  On October 16th,  I tweeted "Trump will win in 2016 - Democrats will contest based on the Russian fiction created by Obama and Democrats." The point is, as I said earlier, this was entirely predictable.  Another Tweet: "With two weeks to go Obama is already preparing to contest the results if Trump wins by blaming the Russians." So here we are; The Electoral College has confirmed the result of the 2016 Presidential Election and Trump will become President on Jan 20th. But still the Democrat establishment, which includes Obama's Executive Branch agencies including the CIA and FBI, The Democrat party apparatus, and a compliant mainstream media, continues to play the Putin Card in the hope of eroding confidence in Trump and destroying his Presidency before it starts. Let me make another prediction: Time and investigation will show WikiLeaks and the Podesta emails and Hillary herself are what really destroyed her chances in the 2016 Election. The hacking of the Democrat National Committee was done by an insider who gave the emails to WikiLeaks. Podesta gave up his own emails through a "phishing" email that requested he change his password-he fell for it. In the same way Saddam Hussein was said to have nuclear weapons, Putin is said to be the hacker-in-chief who hacked our election system to engineer a Trump victory. An investigation will prove Putin and the Russians had nothing to do with Podesta's emails or the DNC hack, What those emails showed would destroy any candidacy.  I would point out that until Hillary lost the election even Obama said our system couldn't be hacked enough to alter the results since most of our polling places aren't even online or connected to the internet. So there you have it. The Russian Gambit, The Putin Card; call it what you want. One more prediction: Despite their gargantuan effort to destroy the Trump Presidency it will fail.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Trump Card In The Democrat Deck

You have to admire these Democrats. To paraphrase President Trump in his last debate with Hilary Clinton: They never give up. They used every card in the deck to defeat Trump and even with a compliant media that admitted its intention to help Hilary and the Democrats defeat him, they failed. They tried the "rich" card, it failed. They tried the "race" card, it failed. They tried the "white supremacy" card, and it failed too.  But they still weren't done. They tried the "Hitler" card and then in August they took their first shot in the Russian Gambit. For almost a year the Democrats and the Hilary Campaign played up the idea that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were great friends and Russia was a great threat to the United States; something Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney for in the 2012 election. In late August before the election Barack Obama told the press there are indicators that the Russians may be trying to interfere with our election process. This was in the midst of the WikiLeaks release of Clinton Campaign Director John Podesta emails which showed the really ugly underbelly of the Clinton Campaign. Hilary's contempt for ordinary people was exposed, as was the collusion between the press and the Hilary campaign and the underhanded tactics used by the Clinton Campaign to gain an edge. As far as WikiLeaks is concerned there is no evidence that the Russians had anything to do with helping Julian Assange get that info, Podesta foolishly did it all himself. It is almost clear that the hacking of the Democratic Committee was an inside job. (True and efficient hacking is done with stolen or purchased passwords, not algorithms)  In October President Obama dismissed voter fraud by saying that our election process was too decentralized to be effectively hacked and that even if it were possible, noting that much of the voting system isn't even on the internet, you couldn't have enough fraud to effect the outcome. "So Donald Trump should stop whining and go out and get the votes," he said.  Now however Obama is singing a different tune. The Obama Administration has released a year old report that purports, but does not prove, there nay have been Russian involvement. The new Congress, will be busy trying to investigate this stuff so let me move on to the last card before the inauguration. (Opps-I  forgot the "recount" card; that failed too) The "electoral college" card, which be played on Monday Dec 19th, when the state electors meet to certify the Electoral College totals. .It is the final step before Donald Trump's victory is official.  Nine Democrats and one Republican hope to derail the hopes of the American people by preventing Trump from getting the votes required to become the 45th President. They will fail. He will be sworn in on January 20th and then the Democrats will play the rest of their cards: The "filibuster card" to slow the appointments of Cabinet Secretary's and Judges. The "sand in the gears" card to slow down the Legislative process. The "legal action" card to curtail Trump's overturning of executive orders and the implementation of new ones. The "media" card to slander and spread gossip about Trump, his staff and the Republicans in Congress. And finally at some point they will try the "impeachment" card. There are many cards in the Democrat deck of dirty tricks, but they will fail because there is no higher card in the deck than the Trump card.